Multnomah County’s new head librarian will finally get the full salary that was offered to her, though some of it will come out of the County’s risk mangement fun. The Oregonian gets a bit tongue in cheek about it all
Hawai’i’s libraries are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With their budget restored they are filling 86 jobs and expanding their hours. [thanks brandon]
Anchorage library laying off 22 higher-educated librarians, hiring ten new workers at lower pay. Whenever they ask me about the “librarian shortage” I point them to stories like these.
[the mayor] described the library’s layoffs of upper-end employees and the hiring next year of 10 new workers at lower pay as a restructuring…. they will not receive severance pay but will be able to cash out unused leave… Some can choose whether to accept the layoff or to exercise “bumping rights” to move down a step, pushing other workers further down. [thanks bill]